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The Trojan War on Ancient Coin

Roman Republic, C. Sulpicius C. f. Galba, 106 B.C.

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Crawford interprets this type as Aeneas landing in Lanuvium (home of Sulpicia gens) with the Penates and the subsequent miracle of the white sow that foretold the founding of Alba Longa. (David Sear, RCV 2000
RR17700. Silver denarius serratus, RSC I Sulpicia 1, S 189, Crawford 312/1, Sydenham 572, VF, weight 3.863 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 315o, Rome mint, 106 B.C.; obverse conjoined heads of the Dei Penates left, D P P before; reverse the Dei Penates standing facing, each holding spear and pointing at sow which lies between them, N above, C SVLPICI C F in exergue; two light scratches on reverse; SOLD


Roman Republic, C. Mamilius C.f. Limetanus, 82 B.C.

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This type alludes to the moneyer's claim of descent from Telegonus, son of Ulysses and Circe, and hence from Mercury -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawford
SH21139. Silver denarius serratus, SRCV I 282, Sydenham 741, Crawford 362/1, RSC I Mamilia 6, toned gVF, weight 3.661 g, maximum diameter 20.2 mm, die axis 315o, Rome mint, 82 B.C.; obverse bust of Mercury right wearing winged petasus, caduceus over shoulder; reverse Ulysses walking right, staff in left hand, right extended toward his dog, Argus, C MAMIL downward on left, LIMETAN (AT ligate) upwards on right; SOLD


Aineia, Macedonia, c. 424 - 350 B.C.

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Aeneas was a Trojan prince. He survived the sack of the city and went on an epic journey, told as the Aeneid, ending with the founding of the City of Rome.
GB21288. Bronze AE 16, SNG ANS 75, SNG Cop -, cf. BMC Macedonia 5, gF, weight 4.792 g, maximum diameter 16.2 mm, die axis 180o, Aineia mint, 424 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of Aeneas (as oikist) left, wearing Phrygian cap; reverse AINEHTΩN, bull standing left; extremely rare; SOLD







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